MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson set for interim 155 title fight at UFC 209

480 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson set for interim 155 title fight at UFC 209  UFC officials announced Thursday that Tony Ferguson will face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight title at UFC 209. With lightweight champion Conor McGregor (21-3) not expected to return to action until mid-2017, the promotion add interim belt to the equation. Ferguson (22-3) heads into this matchup off nine-straight wins including a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 98 this past November. Nurmagomedov (24-0) kept his unbeaten streak in tact at UFC 205 when he submitted Michael Johnson in the third round back in November.   Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman also added to UFC 209 A light heavyweight matchup pitting Igor Pokrajac against Ed Herman will take place at UFC 209 in Las Vegas according to Pokrajac (28-13, 1 NC) made an unsuccessful return to the UFC after a close to tw0-year hiatus, where he lost via unanimous decision to  Jan Blachowicz. Prior to that, the Croatian was riding a three-fight win streak. Herman (23-12, 1 NC) heads into this matchup losing two of his past three fights, including a knockout loss to Nikita Krylov at UFC 201. UFC 209 takes place March 4 in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. Here’s an updated look at the card. Champ Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson – for welterweight title Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – for interim lightweight title Mark Hunt vs. Alistair Overeem Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer David Teymur vs. Lando Vannata Paul Craig vs. Tyson Pedro Ed Herman vs. Igor Pokrajac   TV Producer Aaron Avruskin talks Fight Xchange 2, premiering Monday    Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight added to UFC on FOX 23 reported that featherweights Alex Caceres and Jason Knight will clash at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver. Caceres (12-9, 1 NC) is coming off Fight of the Night bonus in his split decision loss to Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 92. Prior to the loss he earned back-to-back wins over Cole Miller and Masio Fullen. Knight (15-2) has won two-straight fights after dropping his UFC debut to Tatsuya Kawajiri. He’s coming off wins over  Jim Alers and Dan Hooker. UFC on FOX 23 takes place January 28th at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.   Bellator 170: In Focus, Chael Sonnen

Written by James Lynch

Leave a Reply

Invicta FC 21 Betting Odds

Opening Betting Odds Released for both Title Fights at UFC 209